Leave a legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Thank you for considering a gift to Lord Somers Camp and Power House in your Will. For over 90 years, Lord Somers Camp and Power House has been creating a stronger, more inclusive society through service to others through a suite of programs aimed at breaking down social barriers and celebrating diversity under the banners of youth empowerment, community camps, life-long learning and positive ageing.

No matter the size, we thank you and your family for your consideration in leaving us a gift in your Will, which will make a difference in creating life changing experiences through our programs.

Here are some examples of how your gift may help:

$1 million Leave a long-lasting legacy in helping build the new Power House Community Hub

$250,000 Fund future planned building projects at Somers Camp site

$60,000 Funds two community camps reaching over 160 people

$25,000 Funds the Power House Thespian Guild for a year

$12,000 Allows 120 volunteers to partake in training enriching the camp experience

$600 Sponsors a grouper to attend Big Camp providing a life changing experience

What happens if you don’t have a Will?

If you pass away without having a Will your estate will be distributed according to the Administration and Probate Act that applies in your State or Territory. By having a Will drawn up your wishes for the distribution of your estate will be carried out.

How to include Lord Somers Camp and Power House in your Will:

It is important that you seek professional guidance in the preparation of your Will by a solicitor who is experienced in the preparation of Wills and that you have taken care of your family first.

Step 1: Speak to a solicitor to create a Will stating your intentions or make an amendment to your existing Will by including a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing Will.

Step 2: Decide on what type of gift you would like to leave.

Step 3: Discuss your wishes with your family to ensure that the reasons for your decision are understood. Wills can often be contested so it is important the right steps are in place.

Step 4: Notify Lord Somers Camp and Power House regarding your intentions so we can recognise you accordingly. We will always respect your confidentiality and privacy.

Wording for your will

Suggested wording for a gift to Lord Somers Camp and Power House in your Will

The information below is provided as a general guide for the wording you may use for a gift in your Will. Please see your solicitor to ensure your wishes are accommodated.

 

I give to Lord Somers Camp and Power House (ABN 96 004 505 373), for its general purposes, free of all duties (insert number) of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from Lord Somers Camp and Power House will be sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).

Or

I give to Lord Somers Camp and Power House (ABN 96 004 505 373), free of all duties the whole of the residual of my estate for which an authorised receipt from Lord Somers Camp and Power House will be sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).

Or

To bequest a specific sum of money

I give to Lord Somers Camp and Power House (ABN 96 004 505 373), free of all duties the sum of $ (insert amount) for which an authorised receipt from Lord Somers Camp and Power House will be sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).

Contact Lord Somers Camp and Power House

We appreciate that leaving a legacy means that Lord Somers Camp and Power House has made a big impact on your life and we thank you for your consideration. For a confidential discussion on including a gift in a Will to Lord Somers Camp and Power House please contact:

Tim Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Lord Somers Camp and Power House
p. 03 9510 7066
e. timr@lordsomerscamp.org.au

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